It’s been almost a month with my new camera and so far I am really digging it. I’m still learning where all the settings are in the various menu’s, but overall, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 MII is very easy to use. The electronic view finder and lcd are awesome to be able to see how the image is going to come out before you shoot. Go technology. On this day Anh and I visited Holsem Coffee which has been on the list for quite some time now. Michael and I tried to go way back when we ate across the street at The Safehouse.…Read more
What the… huh?! There’s a casino in Chula Vista?
Yes, there is! The Seven Mile Casino is just south of the 54 freeway and nestled between E & F Streets along Bay Blvd. While the casino has been in existence for decades and had a long history in the city, this newer property we visited has only been opened for a year.
They specialize in table games such as pai gow, poker, blackjack, and several other table games.
Although tempted to play some games, we were here for the food!
The casino is small relative to a most behemoth casinos you’ll find outside of the city limits or in Las Vegas, but that’s part of it’s charm. …Read more
Ever since my old DSLR (almost 10 years!) decided it was time to retire, I have been on a hunt for a more compact mirrorless camera I can take around whenever we eat out or when we go on vacation. The Sony a6300 had my eye and I was one Amazon click away from it being at my front door. I took a took a complete 180 and eventually settled on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. California Pizza Kitchen was the first outing I got to use my new toy and I hope to learn my way around the new controls and features soon.…Read more
We were recently invited to Boudin to check out their new fresh seasonal salads. Since I haven’t been eating as many greens as I’d like lately, this was the perfect opportunity turn things around.
Boudin is a bakery and quick service restaurant that has roots in San Francisco, dating all the way back to 1849! There are upwards of 30 locations today and a few that call San Diego County their home. Today we were visiting the Clairemont location on the corner of Balboa Ave. and Genesee Ave. This is the same mall that is home to 85 degrees.…Read more
We had the good fortune of being invited to visit Bobboi Natural Gelato in downtown La Jolla recently. I’m so glad that we did!
Bobboi has a fun atmosphere inside and the friendly staff greeted us immediately.
You can see they actually carry many different flavors which all must be meticulously maintained at the proper temperature.
Of course, we were curious what “bobboi” meant, and here it is!
They tout absolutely nothing but fresh ingredients and display some of their organic produce here. When not making gelato, the owners can be found scouring local farmer’s markets looking for fresh new ideas.…Read more
We decided to finally try it with Darren and Anh.
Inside is definitely green!
They have a nice open layout and a large window into the kitchen and a direct view to watch them make their noodles by hand.
They also serve several cold items, but we didn’t get any this time around.
Here’s the skilled noodle maker getting her dough ready.…Read more
“You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Paris?” A royale with cheese. A Pulp Fiction scene immediately came to mind when we decided to check out Royale With Cheese during Burger Week, which ended on March 12th. We already were planning on a visit here so it was a bonus Burger Week happened to be going on at the same time.
It was a bright and shiny day in San Diego and people were out and about enjoying this fine city we call home.
Royale with Cheese is a little hard to find from the street.…Read more
Who say’s you can’t eat and play at the same time?
Spitz Mediterranean Street Food recently made a splash into San Diego with a focus on tasty food and fun. With four L.A. based locations, Spitz has since expanded south to sunny San Diego in the Hillcrest area.
The location is right on 5th Ave. and we luckily found parking quickly.
As their name would suggest, Spitz serves several main entrees based off their döner meat (choice of beef & lamb, chicken, or mixed meat).
They sent us a gift card, so we decided to try out several things this day.…Read more